Malibu Creek State Park reopened its campground Friday for the first time since a 35-year-old father was shot to death while camping there about 11 months ago.
Ricketts Glen State Park, a bucket-list destination for hikers, waterfall enthusiasts and others, will mark its 75th year as a state park from 2:30-3:30 p.m. May 26.
Colorado’s campgrounds offer more than scenic places to spend the night. “They really serve as base camps for all kinds of outdoor activities,” said Mary Arlington, executive director of the Colorado Campground & Lodging Owners Association (CCLOA), which hosts CampColorado.com, the statewide camping planning website.
“The campgrounds featured on CampColorado.com have got you covered with a wide range of lodging options!” said Mary Arlington, executive director of the Colorado Campground and Lodging Owners Association, which hosts the statewide camping planning website.
Thousand Trails kicks off its annual #100DaysOfCamping promotion Memorial Day weekend, as the summer-long, 100-day challenge has become a staple for campers across the country. Each guest of Thousand Trails campgrounds will receive one of the more than 30,000 #100DaysOfCamping rally towels being distributed during both Memorial Day and Independence Day holiday weekends.
A fast-moving wildfire that started in Mexico and jumped the Rio Grande River caused extensive damage to historic buildings in the Castolon Historic Area of Big Bend National Park.
The campground at Echo State Park is completely full for this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. It was designated a state park last year and with that comes new projects and amenities.
High water from Wappapello Lake has forced the closure of the Greenville Campground and Day Use Area ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Campers at Jellystone Park of Estes Park now have access to 13 more campsites with full hookups, plus a brand new snack shack. “We’ve been working hard to get everything ready,” said Rick Spear, who owns and operates the campground with his wife, Shelly. “Business is looking great. We expect to be as busy as last year, if not slightly better.”
The Chinook and Cayuse passes through Mount Rainier National Park will reopen for the season by 8 a.m. May 23, in time for Memorial Day weekend, according to the state Department of Transportation.
“Generators make a lot of noise,” said Schweizer. “It’s nice to have it quiet. When you have electricity you don’t have those generators. It’s just really enjoyable to be at a campground with electricity.”
If hoping to find a campsite in the park, Richards advises, “Our first come, first serve campgrounds have not yet opened for the season. There are plenty of camping and lodging options outside of Yosemite, but all campgrounds inside the park are sold out for the weekend.”
If you’ve ever arrived before dawn to line up in Yosemite for a reservation, you know just how valuable those Valley Floor reservations can be. Now instead of squabbling with line cutters, you are going to have to hit the lottery.
Camping returned Tuesday to Three Rivers State Park, which was partially reopened last month as repairs continued after damage from Hurricane Michael in October.
Colorado hikers, campers and outdoors enthusiasts have no shortage of campgrounds, hiking trails and open spaces to explore and enjoy, but sometimes a lack of photos and reviews of these spaces can leave more to be desired.